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Title:Mobility Media: an Archaeology of Identity Photography through Science, Art and Visual Culture
Authors:ID Polonyi, Eszter, UNG (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Not categorized
Typology:3.14 - Invited Lecture at Foreign University
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:In an era of total surveillance, being in possession of a biometric ID document can still result in denial of one’s basic civil protections and human rights. The discovery of systematic errors in state-implemented facial recognition programs—such as in recognizing faces of color (Joy Buolamwini)—suggests the failure of current practices of global intelligence and mobility. This paper offers an archaeological investigation of the contemporary photo ID document. Returning to its invention in the 1920s, it examines the issues of conjectural knowledge (Carl Ginzburg), embodiment or tact (Béla Balázs) and the optical unconscious (Walter Benjamin) behind early “physiognomic” media.
Keywords:History of Science, History of Visual Culture, History of Art, History of Photography, Migration
Place of performance:Documenting Democracy Lecture Series, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Rijeka
Year of performance:2022
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-7851 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:137572867 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:4EIQFRMV
Publication date in RUNG:13.01.2023
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Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:N6-0244
Name:Arheologija fotografije identitete
Acronym:IDEFOTO

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